May 9, 1991 |
Anybody can catch fish with a spinning reel, the way fly fishermen tell it. But give up the modern technology, they say, and fishing becomes a more exciting, more evenly matched contest. A select few fishing enthusiasts forgo state-of-the-art tackle and use the more primitive gear of the fly fisherman. An even smaller minority forgo the store-bought flies and make their own. "It's more of a challenge," said James Hamilton of Buckingham Township, one of several fly-fishing hobbyists enrolled in an eight-week fly-tying course that begins Wednesday at the Weisel Youth Hostel on Richlandtown Road in Quakertown.
November 4, 1987 |
Animal prints have roared onto the fashion scene, both in ready-to-wear and accessories. Unleashed this season are spots - cheetah, ocelot and leopard - and zebra, tiger and pony or calfskin prints. Many of these prints are stenciled or embossed on cotton or on real or fake fur. You'll also see a lot of fur trim in collar and cuff sets and as trim on shoulders and necklines. New York designer Norma Kamali led the way, introducing animal prints in her fall collection two years ago. This season, Bill Blass used stenciled cheetah prints on skirts and hats.
May 6, 1991 |
Oh, what a swinging time it was. The fashion design students at Moore College of Art threw their annual fashion show on Friday and knocked 'em dead. The students filled the stage in the school's auditorium with wildly creative fashions, as music ranged from Elvis Presley's blaring "Viva Las Vegas" to "Homeless," the hottest house-music song of the moment. They served up trapeze dresses in a variety of unusual materials, sequin cutoffs, fanny-hugging skirts, catsuits with mod details, binding hot pants in stretch Lycra and scandalously sheer ensembles.
December 6, 2012 |
Leo Tolstoy was a fashionista. They don't teach you that in Comparative Lit class. But just leaf through his 1870s masterpiece, Anna Karenina , and you'll come across enough detail on rosettes and lace sleeves that you'd think he was a judge on Project Runway. And then there's velvet. Don't get him started on velvet. Flip to Chapter 22 for a memorable ballroom scene in which he dresses Anna in "a black, low-cut, velvet gown, showing her full throat and shoulders, that looked as though carved in old ivory, and her rounded arms, with tiny, slender wrists.
February 6, 2006 |
AT THE Culver City, Calif., funeral Saturday of Chris Penn ("Reservoir Dogs"), the New York Post's Page Six says, some of Hollywood's top tough guys (brother Sean Penn, Jack Nicholson, James Gandolfini, Tom Sizemore) came to pay their respects. So it's not so surprising that a scuffle ensued. The New York Daily News says Sean Penn became furious when a paparazzo was spotted taking pictures at Holy Cross Cemetery. Sources told the Daily News that Mark Ruffalo took the memory card from the photographer's camera.
January 13, 2015 |
The deep freeze that gripped much of the nation last week and snarled travel, shut schools, filled homeless shelters, and led some zoos to bring penguins inside was just perfect for Holly the German giant bunny, who lives at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. "When it's like this, she really likes to go outside," Sam Navarino, the zoo's education manager, said Sunday at the first Breakfast With the Animals program this year. The theme, not surprisingly, was "Creature Comforts," with Navarino explaining why some zoo animals love the bone-freezing weather.
May 20, 1993 |
QUOTE "Culture is the Ho Chi Minh Trail to power. " - Pat Buchanan, still at it THE FUR IS FLYING IN PRINCETON Please sit up and pay attention. The following item is quite complicated. The principals are J. Seward Johnson Jr., filthy rich Johnson & Johnson heir, his two dogs, Tarreq and Watson, Princeton neighbor Jane Dennison and her dog, Cocoa, and the Princeton Township police chief, Anthony Gaylord. Who is talking tough despite the prominence of the quarry he stalks.
December 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Santa has kicked the habit in time for Christmas. No, not the sugarplum habit, or his fur-wearing habit, or his penchant for romping recklessly around open flame. No, this is the year the man in red gave up pipe tobacco, at least in a new book version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas that has received attention from some lofty corners, including the American Library Association. The self-published Pamela McColl of Vancouver, Canada, has a mission for her story, to protect children and their parents from the ravages of smoking.
July 11, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: I have been in an on-again/off-again relationship with a man for 16 years — more on than off. We have two boys together. He recently moved back in, and things are going well. We're in our 30s, and I'm ready to be more than girlfriend and boyfriend. I'd like to ask this special man in my life to marry me, but I'm not sure if a woman should ever propose marriage to a man. Should I go ahead and do it, or just be patient? — Longing for More in Texas DEAR LONGING FOR MORE: By all means, ask him to formalize your relationship.
September 23, 1996 |
When Phyllis Simpson looks at a dog's coat, she sees a sweater. Or a blanket. Or a scarf. "Whenever I walk in the park and see someone walking a dog with long hair, I stop and talk," she said of her constant quest for the fur she knits into fuzzy, warm garments. The afghan on her lap yesterday was not Afghan, but striped with copper-colored yarn taken from a golden retriever. The silky, lightweight blanket is moth-proof and doesn't shrink when wet. There's only one problem.